Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Edger Allan Poe
Edger Allan Poe
Edger Allan Poe Best known for his poems and short fiction, Edgar Allan Poe, born in Boston on Jan. 19, 1809, deserves more credit than any other writer for the transformation of the short story from tale to art. He for the most part created the detective story and perfected the psychological thriller. He also produced some of the most influential literary criticism of his time. Poe died Oct. 7, 1849. Poe's parents were touring actors; both died before he was three years old, and he was taken in
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa
Anorexia Nervosa Eating disorders are a cause for serious concern from both a psychological and a nutritional point of view. They are often a complex expression of underlying problems with identity and self concept. These disorders often stem from traumatic experiences and are influenced by society`s attitudes toward beauty and worth (Eating Disorder Resource Center, 1997). Biological factors, family issues, and psychological make-up may be what people who develop eating disorders are respondin
Consciousness
Consciousness
Consciousness Numerous factors determine when and why you feel tired, full of energy, and hungry. A person's state of consciousness and awareness varies throughout the day and depends on a person's activity, environment, and time clock. As a human we have what is called circadian rhythms, which simply explains our daily highs and lows. An example of your basic up and down rhythm would be the sleep/wake cycle. Sunlight regulates the sleep/wake cycle by causing the suprachiasmatic nucleus to decr
Amy
Amy
Amy April 16, 1999 Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia is an eating disorder that usually strikes women between the ages of fifteen and thirty-five. An estimated one thousand females will die each year from anorexia. About eighty percent of females suffer from a sub clinical eating disorder and twenty percent will turn into full-blown anorexics in their lifetime. These are statistics that we know of. Anorexia can be hidden very well by many that suffer from it; therefore there are many cases we do not kno
Insomnia
Insomnia
Insomnia Insomnia Insomnia comes in many forms and worries people of all ages, most commonly for just a night or two, but sometimes for weeks, months, and even years. Insomnia has many causes. Insomnia is a symptom, much like fever or stomachache. There three symptoms commonly shown by people who have insomnia: difficulty falling asleep, no problem falling asleep but difficulty staying asleep with many awakenings, and waking up too early. Difficulty sleeping at night may be related with the foll
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Abnormal Psychology Comparison of Generalized Anxiety Disorder A good way to understand a personality disorder is to compare it to the norm. It allows a person to contrast the differences in the disorder to the average by showing you both sides of the personality. Rather than solely focusing on the disorder, discussing the norm helps people to understand what aspects of the disorder are abnormal and what aspects are found in standard personalities. The personality di
States Of Consciousness
States Of Consciousness
States Of Consciousness States Of Consciousness Numerous factors determine when and why you feel tired, full of energy, and hungry. A person's state of consciousness and awareness varies throughout the day and depends on a person's activity, environment, and time clock. As a human we have what is called circadian rhythms, which simply explains our daily highs and lows. An example of your basic up and down rhythm would be the sleep/wake cycle. Sunlight regulates the sleep/wake cycle by causing th
Lack Of Sleep Ages Body’S Systems
Lack Of Sleep Ages Body’S Systems
Lack Of Sleep Ages Body'S Systems Reaction Paper 1 (Sample Reaction Paper) Ron Gerrard, HWS Psychology Department My paper is based on an article from the texts web site (chapter 9) entitled Lack of sleep ages bodys systems. The basic claim of the article is that sleep deprivation has various harmful effects on the body. The reported effects include decreased ability to metabolize glucose (similar to what occurs in diabetes) and increased levels of cortisol (a stress hormone involved in memo
Multiple Personality Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder
Multiple Personality Disorder Multiple Personality Disorder More than two million cases can be found altogether in psychological and psychiatric records of multiple personality disorder also called dissociative identity disorder. It is often thought that multiple personality disorder is a trick, a bizarre form of play-acting that is committed by manipulative, attention-seeking individuals. It is not. Multiple personality disorder is a disorder of hiding wherein 80-90% of multiple personality dis
Add And Learning Strategies
Add And Learning Strategies
Add And Learning Strategies Attention can be defined as the process of selecting certain environmental inputs needed for cognitive processing. Information that we are capable of sensing stays with us in the sensory register for a very brief period of time. From this point the information is cognitively processed. The role of attention can be found in the moving of this information from the sensory register into the working memory. Normal attention span seems to develop in three stages. First, th
Insomnia
Insomnia
Insomnia Thesis Statement In this research paper I will attempt to familiarize you, the reader, on the role of sleep, health risks of sleeping disorder that is most common, Insomnia. I will give you some of the aspects which cause Insomnia and how it can be treated. We human beings spend one third of our lives in a mysterious, potentially dangerous and seemingly unproductive state of unconsciousness---and no one knows exactly why. Scientists have attempted to study the effects of sleep and its r
Human Growth And Development
Human Growth And Development
Human Growth And Development Human Growth and Development 1. abusive relationship: when one partner in a relationship becomes violent or aggressive toward the other. 2. accommodation: according to Piaget, changing existing knowledge based on new knowledge. 3. achievement status: identity status in which adolescents have explored alternative identities and are now secure in their chosen identities. 4. active euthanasia: deliberate ending of someone's life. 5. activities of daily living (ADL's): s
Therapeutic Approaches
Therapeutic Approaches
1. Introduction Give me a dozen healthy infants, well-formed, and my own specified world to bring them up in and I?ll guarantee to take any one at random and train him to become any type of specialist I might select -- doctor, lawyer, artist, merchant-chief and, yes, even beggar-man and thief, regardless of his talents, penchants, tendencies, abilities, vocations, and race of his ancestors. ? John Watson, Behaviourism, 1930 (http://psychology.about.com/) The behavioural approach has a strong inf
ADHD
ADHD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder As a young boy growing up in south Trinidad (in a rural village), I by all accounts was not the most serene of children. To hear my mother tell it, I was the most ?miserable, hyperactive, impulsive? child to be born in Trinidad in 1971. Although this may be a bit of an exaggeration, I do remember finding it difficult to pay attention in school, being easily distracted and I distinctly remember always needing to be on the go. Back then, these traits were n
Final case study and treatment plan
Final case study and treatment plan
Identifying Information: Jack Wellman, 62 year old Caucasian male, unemployed since 1990. Referred to treatment following involuntary commitment to a short-term local mental health facility by a family member. Presenting problem: Mr. Wellman presents following a seven day stay at the Veterans? Hospital in Fayetteville, NC. On December 4, 2010, a close family member visited Mr. Wellman?s residence and found him extremely intoxicated, unbathed, and babbling about ?Vietnamese people watching him f
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder 9/27/2014   Bipolar Disorder Introduction Bipolar Disorder is said to be a mental disorder. It is also sometimes called manic-depressive illness. Causing dire change in mood, energy level, and behavior, this brain disorder makes it difficult for some people to function. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a complex disease with a high hereditability (around 80%); moreover the genetic correlation between its two fundamental features, mania and depression, is significant,
Melatonin
Melatonin
Melatonin It seems as though every time we turn around there is a new health fad, be it a drug, herb or diet. Within the past 10 years the drug melatonin has hit the market and seems to have made quite a splash with the public and the media. At a time when an estimated thirty to forty million Americans suffer from serious sleep disorders that interfere with their sleep quality and health, many are desperate for an easy solution (Sleep Foundation 1). The media claims that this ?wonder drug? melat
The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Children
The Effects Of Teen Pregnancy On Children
The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children The Effects of Teen Pregnancy on Children Children from homes run by teenage mothers have to face almost insurmountable obstacles in life. The incidents of depression and mental health problems, the lack of father figures, and the high rate of poverty often connected to children in homes run by teenage mothers put them at serious disadvantages when compared to children raised in nuclear families. Many people believe that the implementation of sex educati
Shift Workers
Shift Workers
Shift Workers The schedulilng of hours of work is undoubtedly one of the major social problems of industrial society. Statistic estimates that 30% of Canada's workforce are involved in some kinds of shiftwork. Of those, 33% work irregular shifts, just under 30% work rotating shifts, 17% work long term evening shifts, 10% work on call, 3% work split shifts, 3% work long term night shifts and just over 3% are classed as other. Present estimates tell us that before the trend slows, fully 35% of the
Body Essay
Body Essay
Body Essay The function of the respiratory system is to provide oxygen for the human body. The function of the circulatory system is to deliver oxygen to the cells and remove carbon dioxide. This helps with the respiratory system. The structure of the respiratory system and the function of it parts are to provide oxygen for the body. It does this by taking air. The hairs in your nose filter out the bad stuff in the air. Next we have the trachea which is your windpipe, which also filters the air
Canterbury Tales By Chaucer
Canterbury Tales By Chaucer
Canterbury Tales By Chaucer By far Chaucer's most popular work, although he might have preferred to have been remembered by Troilus and Criseyde, the Canterbury Tales was unfinished at his death. No less than fifty-six surviving manuscripts contain, or once contained, the full text. More than twenty others contain some parts or an individual tale. The work begins with a General Prologue in which the narrator arrives at the Tabard Inn in Southwark, and meets other pilgrims there, whom he describ